Facebook have decided, in their divine wisdom, to change the way that Facebook fan pages are going to be displayed on the site. These changes will be mandatory and will take effect at the end of March, so redesigning your company Facebook page is something that needs to really be put to the top of the priority list.
The new changes have came about with the introduction of Facebook’s ‘timeline’. Here at Wow Internet, we are fans of the new changes as, in our opinion, the new layout offers more room for creativity and a chance to do something unique with your social media marketing. However, with any major change there are also going to be people who are not fans of the new designs, especially if you have just forked out a large sum of cash to have your Facebook page designed using the old standards! One other slight problem, which we are assuming it will be a short amount of time before Facebook fixes this, is that the new fan pages don’t automatically refresh once a user has clicked ‘Like’ which can cause the fan-gate designs to no longer function.
So how do you go about designing your new page then? Well, the first bit of design is the cover image (dimensions are shown below) and this will be the first thing that the user sees as they enter the page. As well as this is the profile image, which is a lot smaller than the cover image but it slightly overlays it.